A Guide to Wedding-day Highlighting and Contouring

A beginner's guide with some tricks on how to do wedding-day highlighting and contouring.
A Guide to Wedding-day Highlighting and Contouring

Every bride wants to appear glamorous on the big day and highlighting and contouring can add polish and definition to her look. 

A couple of makeup tricks can take your look to the next level. Check out Heera Hair and Makeup’s essential highlighting and contouring technique below from Sydney’s best bridal makeup experts. These highlighting and contouring tips can be used to highlight facial features or to contour around the face for a more defined look.

What to highlight?

The first step is to apply foundation and concealer. Foundation should be applied all over the face, while concealer is used on blemishes, scars, or other imperfections on your skin. This step should be done before any highlighting or contouring work so that the skin appears even in colour.

There are many different makeup products that you can use to achieve a flawless look. Foundation and concealer are two of the most important steps in a makeup routine because they give your skin a smooth appearance and even skin tone. Once both products have been applied, you can set them with powder to ensure that they stay in place for the whole day.

Next, you will want to use highlighters on the cheekbones, forehead, nose bridge, chin, and cupid’s bow to make these areas stand out in your look. You can also use a bronzer or blush for this purpose as well. You should also consider adding blush or contouring for extra definition and dimension.

How to contour?

Contouring is a technique that uses makeup as a form of shading to create the illusion of depth on the face to make a face look more defined. Contouring involves using a darker shade of makeup (often brown) on areas such as under the cheekbones and jawline. Contouring can be done in various ways, but most people use a cream or powder blush to add the illusion of depth and shadow to the face.

Some other techniques are:

  • Use bronzer to define cheekbones and forehead.
  • Use highlighter on cheekbones, temples, nose, chin, and forehead.
  • Apply eyeliner underneath the eyebrows to make them stand out more.

You can achieve a beautiful, polished look for your wedding day with a little practice.

Choosing the right makeup products

There are a plethora of makeup products available in the market that are designed for different skin types and choosing makeup products that are suited for your skin type, and that will give you the desired effect can be difficult. Many makeup products in the market claim to be natural, but they actually have harmful chemicals.

The best way to find out what is best for your skin type is by checking the ingredients list on the packaging. If there are ingredients that you know will cause your skin to break out, then it’s time to move on and find a more suitable product. So make sure you read labels carefully before buying anything!

You can consult an experienced makeup artist for advice on what product to use. Typically, most expert makeup artists will only use high-end makeup products in their makeup kits. This ensures the best makeup looks on every bride on her big day. Contact us today for more details on how we can help you achieve the desired wedding makeup look and what high-end makeup products our makeup artists use. Send us a message; we are always here to answer your enquiries.